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Brissy quarantine


the Queensland Government has signed a Memorandum of Understand­ing with the Federal Government regarding the constructi­on of the Pinkenba quarantine facility, infrastruc­ture aimed at reducing the reliance on options like hotel quarantine.

“Following countless breaches from the nation’s hotel quarantine system, it’s clear there is an urgent need for more fitfor-purpose facilities throughout Australia,” Qld Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.

“With NSW and Victoria in lockdown, we cannot afford more leaks from hotel quarantine.”

The facility will feature 1,000 beds on an army barracks located in the area of Pinkenba, just metres from Brisbane Airport, with constructi­on to be completed in mid-2022 if final approvals are met.

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